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Posted in: Okada says there will be no base deal during Obama's visit See in context

the sicilian: you are right, most stories about okinawa politics are from mainland Japanese folks that have a secret prejudice against Okinawa.

For example, Hirofumi Hirano indicated that if a U.S. military service person indeed caused the deadly accident, it may have some impact on the issue of where to relocate a U.S. Marine Corps airfield in Okinawa Prefecture.

Do you really think he cares about Okinawa or more about his personal agenda to make a bigger name for himself.

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sbg711's comment: US should just leave Japan alone and get their asses out of there. Enforced peace and order is only one of those ways of teaching others how to live whilst gaining control over their countries.

More than likely sbg711 has no clue about Okinawa and the american military stationed here working with the Japanese Self Defense Force.

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Posted in: Okada says there will be no base deal during Obama's visit See in context

This is almost off post, but the comment:

Okinawa residents have long been concerned about base-related crime, noise and environmental damage.

The folks making this remark have not been following the crime section in Japan today and other news. The Crime ratio of base related crimes to Japanese related crimes is very small. Maybe .25 of one percent? Enviormental damage really irritates me also, has any one noticed how much of the coral reef has been destroyed from the J-resorts and J-shipping ports being built in Okinawa? And the noise..Has there been a comprehensive noise survey on the international airports in mainland? I am pretty sure the population around some of the mainland airports is more than okinawa's.

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Posted in: Hungry gang members eat 351 lunches and run See in context

Must be nice to have the ability to dine and dash 53 times. Lets do the math, Three people times 28 days times three meals a day equals 252. So they must of had seconds and thirds just visiting 53 times and eating 351 bentos.

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Posted in: 66-year-old man turns himself in after fatally stabbing wife See in context

The same reason why they wait until their victim is asleep in bed. A 66 year old man with no courage to face his wife before putting her out of her misery.

Unfortunately, this story may have a folowup in the next few months stating "66 year old man commits suicide leaves a note saying he is lonely without his depressed wife he stabbed earlier this year"

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Posted in: Policeman fined for driving in no-entry zone in Shimane See in context

Or maybe he wanted to make a good impression with the officer in the passenger seat? Was it a male or female J-cop as the passenger? Hmm the mystery continues...

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Posted in: 40 police cars, 100 officers, one copter mobilized to chase 2 thieves See in context

Ok, Ok, let me recap the story as a normal person understands it. First - SAITAMA — next a 29 year old man and a 16 year old handicap girl (name withheld to protect the minor).

The man purse snatches from an elderly woman roaming around Tokorozawa after midnight with 10,000 yen in her purse. The odd couple criminals drive around about four hours until they get into a hit and run accident in Kawagoe. A eye witness calls the incident in and the J-cops call in reinforcements to manage the crime scene.

Helecopter support has a clear view of the 200 meter area in the rice fields. One hundred J-cops in hot pursuit of two alleged criminals.

Perpertrators caught and arrested the two as suspected theives.

I am surprised they did not bring the dogs out to help catch the suspected theives.

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Posted in: Policeman fined for driving in no-entry zone in Shimane See in context

Well. the good side of this story was integrety of the J-cop to call the police on himself. The bad side is the stupidity of the officer not knowing his own traffic regulations. (and his partner also).

If you beleive "There was a sign at the intersection indicating the time regulation for vehicles, but both the officer driving and the officer in the passenger seat failed to notice it." then it is time to apply for a J-cop job. Anyone can qualify for the position, even 40 year old dependents.

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Posted in: Health insurance gets more complicated with new visa law See in context

Marry a Japanese local, keep employed with US govt or contractors and skip the payments to the health insurance all together. Life is good.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for dialing 119 on 157 occasions See in context

If you can remember the story of the boy that cried wolf to many times, this lady will have a real crisis/emergency and dial 119 after she is released from jail. The emergency units will respond, but not with any urgency because of the crank calls she made before. Too bad she doesn't live in Saitama, this story would not be strange at all.

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Posted in: Two children die after car crashes into guardrail in Okayama See in context

Wanderlust, point taken on the impact of the guardrail in relation to the position of the children. Living here in Japan and observing Japanese drivers, children normally are allowed to wander about in the vehicle and usually they take position in the center of the car both in the back seat and front seat to get a better view of the road. One of the children may have been spared if this was the issue. Either way, two items are very evident in this accident: Driver distraction and vehicle speed.

From the pictures, it looks like she drove onto the high shoulder of the road, losing the ability to re-enter the road. Then striking the end cap of the guard rail. Defensive driving and situational awareness could of prevented this accident.

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Posted in: Two children die after car crashes into guardrail in Okayama See in context

RIP to the little boy and girl. The greiving process will take time to heal the emotional scars. You have to wonder in this accident if the use of seat belts may have effected the outcome of the children living or dying.

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Posted in: Man on the run after stabbing company president in Tokyo See in context

Do you think he was an ignored employee of the president, thus prompting a stabbing spree?

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Posted in: Man assaulted and robbed by family posing as hitchhikers See in context

I am not sure, but it sounds like the man fabricated this story so he wouldn't get into trouble with his wife after losing the money at a Pachinko Parlor. Or he was not paying attention to his surroudings very well and was carjacked.

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Posted in: In-flight madness with the kids See in context

Flying to destinations is a two way street. As mentioned n the posts above, you have your good and out of control kids. I have sat next to both experiencing the max drama on some flights.

Get to the local pharmacy and pick up cough syrup with Braun it it. You will be sleeping like a baby with a drink or two. Or just give it to the noisy children and they will be out for a few hours. I wish I had some two years ago going to the US. The mother with two children next to me let her infant child scream, kick, etc for 9 hours straight (no joke). She put on headphones and slept ignoring him. She only woke up to feed them when the meals came and when she needed to go to the restroom.

Oh well, there are bad parents in the world and upgrades to business!

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Posted in: Obama calls for new beginning between U.S., Muslims See in context

Only the folks that voted for the presidency have the right to complain. The folks that did not need to keep their opinions to themselves. President Obama is making alot of changes to quick for the people. What other country can you say the government owns 50% of the car industry, and a major stockholder in big banks? Not a whole lot. Anyway, if the people feel he is doing a less than adequate job, he will get impeached or worse yet, not get re-elected.

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Posted in: 65-year-old man arrested after stabbing rampage in Saitama See in context

Maybe the J-cops should use this incident as a lessons learned for future crimes in Saitama. If doctors have a patient that shows signs of being agitated and shaking, they should notify the police immediately.

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Posted in: Osaka woman, 62, held for bashing, stabbing 72-yr-old sister-in-law to death See in context

Another " I just snapped" excuse for murdering someone. She may of found out her husband and her sister had an affair then used the excuse of being in debt to kill her.

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Posted in: Man arrested for murder of woman in Nagano love hotel See in context

The angry homeless man story is such a joke. I would not be surprised with this story that he admits to killing 4 or 5 more women in other perfectures. He is 45 years old and decided to kill someone on the spur of the moment? I wouldn't think so, especially if he had taken the victims vehicle and cruised around for two days. Time will tell as the J-cops interrogate him for more information. Either that or he is mentally sick and will be given a lighter sentenced because he did not know what he was doing doing at the time.

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Posted in: Woman crashes car into Saitama convenience store See in context

I think Wakarimasen is on the right track.

Saitama is notorious for these accidents. Should put crash barriers in front of the combini

Put impact barriers in front of everything public in Saitama. From sidewalks to combin's. No discrimination of age or race, just pure safety measures to protect the public.

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Posted in: Taxpayer fleecing must be stopped See in context

Ultra, I agree, ZZZZZZzzzzzzz........

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Posted in: Taxpayer fleecing must be stopped See in context

Whoops, sorry, one last thing, I dont recall the government buying out the companies to be principle shareholders in the history books. For example, Citi-bank and bank of America, the govt bailed them out because they are the creditt card holders of the government community. Imagine if the US had no interest in those two banks?

Enough said.

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Posted in: Taxpayer fleecing must be stopped See in context

****This whole story is out of control, is it about

The average citizen is terrified about the future and does not fully comprehend the implications of all of the bailout money - trillions of dollars - that is being handed out to the business institutions.

Or the concern of the AIG Execs doing the right thing to give up thier multi-million dollar bonus's to bailout the company thaey have a contract with?

If the politicians recalled their US history, the crash of 1929 mirror our modern day econmy CRISIS. Between 1921 and 1929, the stock market increased about 300% in value peaking as it did last year. Previously before the crash, investors saw the writing on the wall and began massive sales of stocks and profit taking (executive bonus's).

Sound Familiar yet?

Oct 1929, we enjoyed a big party on Black Friday with the total breakdown of the stock market, banking institutions and the car manufactures. Even the car manufactures knew it was going to happen over a year out due to slumping car sales.

An attempt at recovery of the US economy was started with the New Deal and in particular the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933, but a relapse happened in 1937. The only way the country came out of its delima was the entry of the United States in the Second world war in 1941.

The market indexes had shown values comparable with those preceding the 1929 only twenty-five years after the crisis.

I dont recall what the government did as a bailout for the banks or major manufacturers, but it may not have been as drastic as what is happening now. The United States will fix itself as time passes. It will not disappear in the bowls of the earth because of the greed of the big companies. And the greed of the speculative investors dumping money they cant afford in stocks, housing, land, etc. The only difference between back then and now is the amount of suicides that occurred because of the way we communicate through media for information.

Final words "Yes We Can"

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Posted in: More women enjoying a night out alone See in context

And so the drama continues with OL's and desperate housewifes going out to have a good time by themselves...

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Posted in: The recession has made me realize I'm not going to make as much money as I expected, and I'd be more stable financially if I had a double income to fall back on. See in context

Too funny, women actually are on the prowl for financially stable men? Say it isn't so.

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Posted in: Osaka tennis coach arrested for indecent behavior with high school girl See in context

Lets do the math, she is 22/23 years old now and the information passed was Dec 2008. Why would it be an issue now? Is there a statue of limitations for the prosection of certain crimes? I am not condoning the alleged indecent behavior, but can only see maybe either revenge for the behavior or payback for bad grades.

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Posted in: Two men stabbed with scissors in Yamaguchi convenience store car park See in context

It should be interesting to read the followup story in a few months on how the J-cops handle this case in comparison to a foriegner in the same situation.

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Posted in: Women in their 20s want to get married, live in a big apartment and become cute moms. See in context

More power to them, at least they have a goal in life to achieve their happiness.

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Posted in: 2 killed after 74-yr-old disabled man drives car into Osaka restaurant See in context

Police arrested Tsuda at the scene but have since upgraded the charge to vehicular manslaughter.

Is this the only thing he will be charged with?

After hitting the woman, Tsuda then drove his car forward and hit a van parked outside the restaurant,

From the story, He was also trying to escape from the scene but luckily hit a van on the way out of the resturant.

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Posted in: 58-year-old woman arrested for harassing former lover’s son with emails See in context

Talk about a case of cyber-bullying. What is the suspended sentence going to be?

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Posted in: Fuji TV to broadcast drama on choosing marriage partners by blood type See in context

I hope they have an english simalcast. I really would like to know to hook up with some of the cute actresses. O plus here! Come get me ladies!

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